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The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in ...

The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in history. The signs that the weather was turning began in 2009, when a deluge in the tropical north set the great desert rivers flowing through Central Australia. For the first time in years, the water flowed all the way to Lake Eyre, the huge salt pan in the dead heart of the continent. ABC TV reporter Paul Lockyer covered

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than ...

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than water.

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, ...

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, Indigenous people are forcibly moved to Lake Tyres Mission.

A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

QUT amusement researcher Malcolm Burt explains why people enjoy thrill rides, revealing that in a safe society, scary activities fulfil a psychological need to "feel alive".

QUT amusement researcher Malcolm Burt explains why people enjoy thrill rides, revealing that in a safe society, scary activities fulfil a psychological need to "feel alive".

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

At Stratford Upon Avon high school, a student tries to copy answers from a teenage Shakespeare, but doesn't understand a word Shakespeare has written! Funny skit from the ...

At Stratford Upon Avon high school, a student tries to copy answers from a teenage Shakespeare, but doesn't understand a word Shakespeare has written! Funny skit from the junior comedians.

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the ...

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the islands to give birth. Yet no whale pups have been seen.

It might sound bizarre, but one of the Galapagos islands is so remote that it has allowed a species of dandelion to evolve independent of other competing species. These ...

It might sound bizarre, but one of the Galapagos islands is so remote that it has allowed a species of dandelion to evolve independent of other competing species. These dandelions grow so tall that they resemble huge rainforest trees.

Sunlight hitting rain can give off different colours due to a splitting of wavelengths during refraction. Experiments can be done to explain the visible spectrum using a ...

Sunlight hitting rain can give off different colours due to a splitting of wavelengths during refraction. Experiments can be done to explain the visible spectrum using a simple prism to display refraction.

Using an experiment, a group of students determine that thicker wetsuits are less stretchy and thinner suits are stretchier. But why is it so

Using an experiment, a group of students determine that thicker wetsuits are less stretchy and thinner suits are stretchier. But why is it so

The movement of molecules up and down demonstrates energy how much energy is contained in the water. Rapid movement of molecules leads to steam water, while slow moving ...

The movement of molecules up and down demonstrates energy how much energy is contained in the water. Rapid movement of molecules leads to steam water, while slow moving molecules create ice.

Corals around the world are under threat because they are struggling to cope with predators such as starfish and the impacts of coral bleaching.

Corals around the world are under threat because they are struggling to cope with predators such as starfish and the impacts of coral bleaching.

Science fire labs can give researchers valuable data and insights on fire behaviour, without setting fires to an actual location.

Science fire labs can give researchers valuable data and insights on fire behaviour, without setting fires to an actual location.

DIY can show how to make a homemade filtration testing centre, using natural and nonnatural materials for the filtration.

DIY can show how to make a homemade filtration testing centre, using natural and nonnatural materials for the filtration.

Biologists spend several hours a day creating the right environmental conditions for a penguin exhibit. Temperatures need to be similar to wild conditions in order to ...

Biologists spend several hours a day creating the right environmental conditions for a penguin exhibit. Temperatures need to be similar to wild conditions in order to encourage breeding.

Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken ...

Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken promise to a fortune teller.

CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring ...

CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring the preferences of the animals.

Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, ...

Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, and why those nutrients are important.

Questacon's Sarah Clark demonstrates the principle of "protostorming" at the National Science and Technology Centre, quickly developing as many prototypes as possible of ...

Questacon's Sarah Clark demonstrates the principle of "protostorming" at the National Science and Technology Centre, quickly developing as many prototypes as possible of objects that move in the wind, using simple materials, and then refining those designs.

Flinders University's Stuart Wildy and Curtis Merrett reveal their prototype for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, describing the process of designing a ...

Flinders University's Stuart Wildy and Curtis Merrett reveal their prototype for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, describing the process of designing a solar-powered car, and testing out the technologies on a modified golf cart.

Monash University's Tim Crouch demonstrates how a wind tunnel is used to test the aerodynamic characteristics of cyclist positions, equipment and materials, including the ...

Monash University's Tim Crouch demonstrates how a wind tunnel is used to test the aerodynamic characteristics of cyclist positions, equipment and materials, including the clothing worn.

Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube ...

Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube that compacts waste.

Edward reveals he knew they were breaking into Jim's house, and why he went along with the plan.Kim is upset they let Edward take the blame and fights with Jim about telling ...

Edward reveals he knew they were breaking into Jim's house, and why he went along with the plan.Kim is upset they let Edward take the blame and fights with Jim about telling the truth. Edward trashes the bathroom in a fit of anger. Over dinner that evening, Bill Boggs asks Edward a hypothetical question regarding the ethical response to a situation. Edward's answer is kind but legally incorrect. The scene raises questions about individual accountability and behavioural ethics.

Vitamins and the supplement industry

Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller in Vitamania. Then test your knowledge of importance of vitamins in our diets and the history of the business.

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